Jan 14, 2013 8:00am EST
to do degnomic medicine, we need a much faster network. bill clinton, the former president, was saying we can't really expect our businesses to compete internationally if they only have access to speeds a fourth the speed of korea, and he's absolutely right. >> host: reed hundt, energy is included in your book on testimonying. technology. why? >> guest: to quote the smashing pumpkins, we all know that we need a clean energy economy where it's really, really cheap to buy the energy and where the energy that you're buying is not polluting the atmosphere. it is not causing greenhouse gases that are driving up the temperature and producing droughts. it is not producing a number of other health-related effects from from air pollution. we all know this. we know what we're after. how are we going to get there? the way we discovered in the book is it's pretty simple. could you have the federal government buy all the new things that are necessary and then give them away? it's not practical, it's not going to happen. we don't have that capability in the federal government to add to the deficit.